My Christmas gift from him b/c I've been asking for one for ages now! Versatile and definitely NOT messy at all! Settings are great on it and I love the multiple speeds!
I have the white mixer and I don't know how I ever lived without it! I used it all the time when i'm baking, but it's also great for whipping up some fluffy mashed potatoes.
I have my moms kitchenaid - just the best!